See how to configure my favorite brute force protection plugin, Login Lockdown. It is extremely lightweight and protects the front door of your site from hacker attacks.
It’s safe to use
Before we get into the settings for this plugin, I want to dispel some rumors about it. Every couple of years it gets a warning from WordPress that it has not been updated. That’s because the developer built it right the first time and it doesn’t need any updates.
I’ve been using it on all of my sites for years and it’s absolutely super at blocking rapid fire login attempts from automated hacker bots.
Check for Conflicts
Before you install this plugin, ensure that you don’t have any other plugin on your site already performing this function, like WordFence. You don’t want two plugins fighting trying to do the same thing.